Ground Cherry Sauce

They taste like a mix between grapes and tomatoes

They taste like a mix between grapes and tomatoes

This sauce is excellent over multiple types of meat. Here it is on some roast chicken breast but really the sky is the limit.

Ground cherries are very interesting. They behave much like unripe cherry tomatoes and it is no surprise that they are used in salads, compotes and salsas much the same way. They are also excellent added to fruit fillings for desserts or as a jam. Having just discovered them I hope to find a large supply to experiment with. They keep for a week refrigerated in the paper skins and look like this.

The husks make them look like tomatillos

The husks make them look like tomatillos

Ground Cherry Sauce

  • 1 cup ground cherries husks removed and quartered
  • 1/2 cup finely diced red onion
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1 tbsp butter

Melt butter over medium heat and saute onion until golden. Add cherries and thyme and cook until fruit can be mashed with the back of a spoon. Add wine, bring to a simmer and add thyme and sugar. Cook down until slightly thickened mashing about 1/2 the cherries. Serve hot.

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About Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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2 Responses to Ground Cherry Sauce

  1. I am just discovering these little fruits – the sauce looks lovely. c

  2. Eva Taylor says:

    I discovered them a few years back but didn’t think to make a sauce from them, great idea.

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